Great Idea!

I read this in our local magazine the other day and thought it was a great idea.

Start an IMPACT JOURNAL with your kids. It is real simple, each week write down something they did to impact the world around them. Create a game of it… every day ask them to do one thing to make the world around them a little bit better. At the end of the week, talk with them about which of these things had the biggest impact on the world and write it down in the journal.

It could be something as simple as holding the door open for someone…or perhaps spending a few minutes helping a classmate who is struggling with homework…or introducing themselves to a new kid and making a new friend.

By doing this, not only will you create an incredible keepsake to remember how much your student has contributed to the world, but it will also help teach them the importance of making the world a better place.

I have a feeling that in the process of doing this, each of us parents will probably learn a thing or two from our kids about what it means to truly be compassionate and caring for our community.[1]

I think you could also expand/reverse the concept and make note of things other people did that made an impact on you. This would increase your sense of awareness of and gratitude for all the things people do for you (and/or your kids)!

[1] Waid, M. (2016). Back to School. Castle Rock Magazine, 4.

 

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One Response to Great Idea!

  1. Stephanie Tuttle says:

    Love this idea!

    Sent from my iPad, Stephanie Tuttle

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